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Shrub Crawl – Spring Plant Preview: April 8th and 9th

 

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Shrub Crawl

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Employment Application

Employment Application 2017

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How to tie a Christmas Bow

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Funky, Fun & Informative Plant Books

Take a break from the garden and turn on your reading lamp or e-reader to enjoy some truly entertaining titles that give insight into obscure and fascinating plant facts.

By |February 10th, 2014|Blog, Spring|Comments Off on Funky, Fun & Informative Plant Books

Tips for Annual Selection & Care

Choose Well

To ensure attractive healthy annuals all season, choose full, well branched plants with good foliage color and – on flowering annuals – an abundance of buds. Don’t go for the biggest plants or most open blooms, these are more likely to be leggy and burned out too soon. If the latter is all you find, you can improve their appearance and longevity by pruning them back by about one third to encourage branching and fresh growth.

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Lighten Up! Brightening and enlivening the shade garden

sq-lightenupHosta and ferns are standards for the perennial shade garden. They have similar growing condition requirements and the contrast of fine-textured fronds and broad Hosta leaves does bring dimension and quiet contrast. All well and good for a supremely serene retreat, but what if you’d like to energize your shadowy shade realm a bit?

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Pruning Landscape Trees & Shrubs

Pruning of trees and shrubs can help them stay within a certain size limit to fit the confines and aesthetics of a garden space. More importantly, pruning encourages fuller plants – thus more foliage for photosynthesis, more blooms to attract pollinators, more fruits for you and any creatures you share them with.

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Plants to Celebrate Spring’s Return

Late winter into early spring is when we crave fresh growth, a bit of color…some sign that spring is really returning!! Swelling buds on Pussy Willow and dainty Snowdrop blooms – which might be overlooked or scoffed at if amongst the lushness of summer plant life – bring excitement, praise and hope! These are soon followed by bolder displays, as the likes of Forsythia, Tulips, Magnolias and more burst into bloom and cement our certainty of spring’s return!

If you’d like to indulge in some of this excitement, look around your neighborhood and local parks this spring to note which plants catch your eye. Snap their portraits with your smart phone or camera, then seek them out at your local nursery to plant in your own yard as personal mood boosters come next spring!

Here’s a short list to spark your imagination:

Perennial Flowers (can be planted spring through autumn)

  • Anemone/Windflower
  • Brunnera
  • Hellebore
  • Primrose

Flowering Bulbs (should be planted in autumn)

  • Hyacinth
  • Snowdrops
  • Tulips
  • Narcissus sp.
  • Crocus

Flowering Shrubs & Trees (can be planted spring through autumn)

  • Dogwood
  • Forsythia
  • Lilacs
  • Magnolias
  • Pussy Willow (the fuzzy catkins are flowers)
  • Flowering Quince
  • Redbud
  • Rhododendrons & Azaleas
  • Serviceberry/Juneberry
  • Witch Hazel
  • Winter Daphne
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